**I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**
Title: Cheat(er) Code
Author: S.A. Foxe
Synopsis (via Amazon): Kennedy and his boyfriend Seth have been together six years, and honestly, it’s pretty comfortable. That is, until the couple gets into a huge, potentially relationship-changing fight. Kennedy turns to his trusty video games to distract himself, but when a random power surge hits, he’s transported inside his video game library. Dazed and incredulous about his digital predicament, Ken finds himself seduced by a silver daddy, rutting with a couple of barbarians from an epic fantasy, and sorting through a lot of confusing feelings about his favorite anthropomorphic cheetah character. Kennedy will need to confront his biggest fears to get back to reality before the game glitches him out of existence, but sometimes, the unexpected (and unexpectedly sexy) is just what you need to hit the reset button.
While reading other reviews for this graphic novel I’ve become enlighten. There is an actual genre for these kind of graphic novels. Homoerotic! I was just tickled pink to come across this term and honestly that set my mood while I was reading this. I feel like I should add a disclaimer here. Letting the younger audience as well as any parents look to get graphic novels for their kids that this graphic novel is not suitable for children.
The synopsis gave me very Calendar Girl by Audrey Carlan vibes but gay. I was fully anticipating some intimate sexual encounters that would leave me screaming. Honestly, I found the sexual aspect of this graphic novel lacking. I wasn’t as hot and bothered as I should have. That’s due to the pacing but because this is a grapic novel I understand. I’m just a girl who always wants more. Everything happened so quickly when I just wanted to savor the excitement of Ken gaining a new lover. I found myself going back and rereading with a smile.
I’m not saying this book was a flop because it most definitely wasn’t. I enjoyed going through the paces with Kennedy. I liked that the author hadn’t written in random sex just to call it erotica. Kennedy lived the life of every fangirl or guy out there. Every nerd has day dreamed about having sex with their favorite game or show crush. Yet each encounter taught him something. he built his confidence and boosted his self-esteem. He came to term with his breakup. Kennedy found peace among the chaos and while having some bomb ass sex.
In the end Cheat(er) Code was a good read. I enjoyed seeing Kennedy find happiness as well as getting a blow job. Can it really get better than that? I think not.